Desktop Virtualization Part 2

October 16, 2017

Desktop Virtualization Part 2 – Pieces of the Puzzle   Desktop virtualization is a very complex topic with lots of options and paths, all with different benefits and drawbacks. Below, you will find a graphic with a high-level view of each piece in the virtual desktop puzzle. I intend to briefly discuss each piece over  Continue Reading »

Desktop Virtualization Part 1

January 24, 2017

Desktop Virtualization – What, Why, and Why Not   Desktop virtualization is the practice of taking end user workstations and moving them onto a virtual environment. Typically, this looks like running many Windows Desktop virtual machines on a server (or server cluster). If you are unfamiliar with virtualization, I would suggest reading up on that  Continue Reading »

Windows Multipoint Server Series – Part 6: The Future of Multipoint

November 1, 2016

This is the final installment of this Blog series on Windows Multipoint Server. Over the last 5 posts I’ve tried to give a lot of info on how Multipoint Server currently works, but I wanted to end by talking about where the technology is headed.   This product was first released in about 2010. At  Continue Reading »

Windows Multipoint Server Series – Part 5: Common Issues and Resolutions

October 20, 2016

In the last 4 posts I have painted a pretty rosy picture of Windows Multipoint Server, and I think it is great. But I have run into a few issues.   The first issue I have run into is having a hard disk fill up. If you read the previous posts, you are probably thinking  Continue Reading »

Windows Multipoint Server Series – Part 4: Zero Clients

September 26, 2016

In this post I will cover the user-facing hardware; the zero client. As I have said before, I recommend the network zero clients over USB zero clients, so that is what I’ll be showcasing.   Let’s start with some visuals:   These are network zero clients from Wyse. (Real pictures from a real environment). You’ll  Continue Reading »

Windows Multipoint Server Series – Part 3: Installation

August 10, 2016

Welcome to part three in my series about Windows Multipoint Server. In this post I’ll be outlining the steps to setup a Windows Multipoint Server (WMS). If you have installed Windows Server before, the process should be fairly straight forward with just a few added steps.   WMS comes as a complete Operating System package  Continue Reading »

Windows Multipoint Server Series – Part 2: Sizing Considerations

August 10, 2016

This is the second post in my series about Windows Multipoint Server (WMS). If you missed Part 1 (Overview), please feel free to read it HERE. In this installment, I’ll be taking a look at some sizing and performance considerations. When considering a WMS deployment, you first need to consider two major variables: workgroup vs  Continue Reading »

Windows Multipoint Server Series – Part 1: Overview

August 10, 2016

I would like to introduce a technology from Microsoft called Windows Multipoint Server (WMS). I came across this a couple years ago as I was searching for a way to deliver low-cost endpoints to local schools. Multipoint is a platform that allows multiple stations to share a single computer. This resource sharing provides for a  Continue Reading »

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